Weronika Gniadzik

Who I am:

I am a student of Genetics and Experimental Biology at the Faculty of Biological Sciences at University of Wrocław. Currently, I am preparing my Master’s thesis in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Neurobiology, where my research focuses on molecular mechanisms of memory consolidation. Passionate about learning and exploring, I find joy in both academia and adventure. Having spent a semester studying at University of Catania, I thrive on new challenges and embrace them fearlessly. While I cherish moments with family and friends, I also treasure quiet evenings at home with a captivating book or film. Italian cuisine holds a special place in my heart, reflecting my love for food and culinary delights.

My BioLAB work in the lab focuses on:

I will be joining Dr. Lulu Jiang’s lab in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia. My BioLAB project focuses on generating three-dimensional human brain organoids to investigate neuron-glia interactions in both development and Alzheimer’s disease models with diverse genetic backgrounds, utilizing advanced techniques in cellular biology, neuroscience, and tissue engineering.

I decided to apply for a BioLAB program because:

I decided to apply for the BioLAB Program because I believe that a year-long internship in the U.S. will provide invaluable preparation for conducting my own research in the future. The program’s great reputation and track record of graduates achieving co-authorship of scientific publications or gaining acceptance to prestigious research institutions align perfectly with my career goals.

After completing my BioLAB Program I would like to:

After completing my BioLAB program, I would like to stay in the academic environment and pursue a Ph.D. My ultimate goal is to secure a position in a prestigious research institution, focusing on interdisciplinary research in memory consolidation, aging and neurodegeneration, thus contributing significantly to the advancement of scientific knowledge in the field of neuroscience.

  • University of Virginia
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